Former ‘New Haven (Conn.) Register’ Editor Dies at 92


Robert Leeney, a former editor at the New Haven Register whose career spanned more than 50 years at the newspaper, has died.

The newspaper reported that Leeney died Sunday at Connecticut Hospital in Branford at the age of 92.

During his career at the Register, Leeney was a reporter, book editor, theater critic, Broadway columnist and editorial page editor. He was executive editor of the Register for 11 years, and the Register’s editor from 1972 until 1981.

His service at the Register included a Saturday column, Editor’s Note, which he wrote weekly from April 1974 until April 21, 2007.

Leeney was offered his first job at the Register after sending in freelance articles. He was hired in 1940 for a $25-a-week post.

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